People

See the sections below to read more about our Board, staff team and honorary officials who together make the Community Foundation tick. There are many more friends and supporters who give their time and expertise as members of grant panels and fund advisory groups.

Community Foundation Board, October 2015

Community Foundation Board, October 2015

President

  • His Grace the Duke of Northumberland

Patrons

  • Dame Margaret Barbour DBE DL
  • Ron and Louise Bowey
  • Joan Halbert
  • Tony and Anne Platten
  • Lyn Shears
  • Sir Nigel Sherlock KCVO OBE

Vice-Presidents

  • Kate Adie OBE
  • Lord Beecham
  • Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith MP
  • Carol Malia DL
  • Sir Nigel Sherlock KCVO OBE
  • John Squires OBE DCL DL
  • Hugh Welch
  • Sue Winfield OBE, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne & Wear
  • Mike Worthington OBE

Alastair Conn

Treasurer

Anna Blackett

Board Member

Chris Lendrum

Board Member

Colin Seccombe

Board Member

Daljit Lally

Board Member

Geoff Hodgson

Deputy Chair

Jane Robinson

Board Member

Jo Curry

Deputy Chair

Neil Warwick

Board Member

Nick Hall

Board Member

Sally Young

Board Member

Sharon Spurling

Board Member

Senior Staff

Adam Lopardo

Director of Partnerships

Mark Pierce

Director of Community Knowledge & Funding

Rob Williamson

Chief Executive

Sandra King

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Sonia Waugh FCCA

Chief Finance and Operating Officer

Philanthropy

Elaine Holdsworth

Senior Philanthropy Advisor

Gill Lowing

Senior Philanthropy Advisor

Jon Goodwin

Senior Philanthropy Advisor

Lisa Cappleman

Principal Advisor, Giving & Philanthropy

Su Legg

Senior Philanthropy Advisor

Development and Marketing

Iain Riddell

Development and Marketing Officer

Partnerships

Ellie Turner

Principal Advisor, Culture

Katie Wellstead

Principal Advisor, Environment

Funding

Nils Stronach

Programme Advisor

Pete Barrett

Interim Principal Advisor, Community Programmes

Sue Martin

Programme Advisor

Finance and Administration

Adam Smith

ICT Co-ordinator

Dawn Porter

Executive Support Officer

Samantha Pattison

Office Administrator

Sarah Phillipson

Finance Co-ordinator

Vivienne Rodgers

Office Administrator